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Grazie Mister

I do hesitate before adding to the piles and piles of stuff that’s already out there on Leicester right now. Amongst the last things the world needs today are more superlatives to describe their achievement, truly monumental though it is, emanating from bandwagon jumpers like me and 99% of the […]

International stardom

Just a very quick post to draw readers’ attention to a couple of interviews with members of the in-the-back-of-the.net family who one might refer to, in a technical sense, as ‘media sluts’… Firstly, regular ITBOTN guest poster Rod de Lisle was recently interviewed by another ITBOTN regular guest poster, Bruce […]

Here Taddei…

When Brazilian midfielder Rodrigo Taddei scored a goal for Roma, his celebration was to put his hand under his shirt and up to his chest where he would thump it up and down like a heartbeat. This was oh so appropriate because here was a player who was all ticker. […]

Scarves on Statues – Michael Jones

[Previous instalments in the ‘Scarves on Statues’ series can be found here] Michael Jones is a New Zealand icon and considered, by those who know of such things, to be one of the greatest All Blacks ever to play rugby. What I know about Michael Jones could in the immortal words of Bob […]

Fanning the flames

“Streaming is proving difficult. And will I take this sign from the gods and spend the next two hours doing something healthy? No.” – @chiesaditotti “A scudetto at Roma is worth ten at Milan or Juventus.” This is the iron law of Roma that Romanisti had hoped would begin to […]